Act VII (Shichidanme), from the series Matched Pictures for The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers (Chûshingura ekyôdai)

「忠臣蔵絵兄弟 七段目」

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Graybill et al, The Artist's Touch, the Craftsman's Hand (Portland Art Museum cat., 2011), pp. 218-9, #100e

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 25.1 cm (14 9/16 x 9 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

00.813

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 1 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:未正改
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock